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WalletHub Analysis Ranks Illinois 24th on List of Nation’s ‘Happiest’ States

WalletHub Analysis Ranks Illinois 24th on List of Nation’s ‘Happiest’ States

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Illinois ranked in the top half of the nation’s “happiest states,” according to an analysis by consumer finance website Wallethub Illinois ranked 24th in the nation. The Land of Lincoln did “particularly well when it comes to emotional and physical well-being,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said researchers looked to answer one main…read more

Durbin Glad FDA Moves to Ban Flavored Vapes

Durbin Glad FDA Moves to Ban Flavored Vapes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RFD) — After calling for stronger controls over vaping products this week US Senator Dick Durbin is gratified that the FDA finally acted to ban all flavored e-cigarettes. The ban comes as hospitalizations are spiking after the use of vaping products. Durbin says kids were clearly being targeted by e-cig companies. The vape…read more

If You Want the Highest ROI on Your Home Sale, Buy Near These Grocery Stores

If You Want the Highest ROI on Your Home Sale, Buy Near These Grocery Stores

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Homebuyers who want to get the most from their real estate investment should buy near specific grocery stores, according to a new study on home resale values. A study by Attom Data Solutions took current average home values, price growth from 2019 compared to 2014, current home equity, seller profits, and flipping rates in more…read more

State Climatologist Talks Drought

State Climatologist Talks Drought

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The new Illinois State Climatologist is on the job and he’s talking drought. Trent Ford began his new job Aug. 15. He is a native of Roanoke, Illinois.read more

State Officials Emphasize Fire Safety On and Off Campus as Students Return to School

State Officials Emphasize Fire Safety On and Off Campus as Students Return to School

ILLINOIS (IRN) — With students returning to campus throughout Illinois, state officials are reminding everyone to remember fire safety basics. Illinois Gov J.B. Pritzker has proclaimed September “Campus Fire Safety Month.” And The Illinois Fire Marshal has asked college students and their parents to take fire safety seriously. Students should remember to check to smoke…read more

Broadband Working Group Starting to Examine Rollout

ILLINOIS (RFD) — The Governor recently appointed a broadband advisory council prepare for the rollout of $420 million in spending to expand broadband in Illinois. The group is trying to work through many early issues that will impact how to get high speed internet to all parts of the state says Chief Technology Officer Lori…read more

BBB Gives Tips For Donating to Hurricane Relief

BBB Gives Tips For Donating to Hurricane Relief

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Before you make a donation to help those people affected by Hurricane Dorian, take the time to see if the charity is legitimate. With disasters comes fundraising efforts. And with fundraising efforts come scam artists, according to the Better Business Bureau. Investigator Don O’Brien says before you donate, check to see if…read more

Concert Calendar

Sebastian Bach 30th Anniversary Tour @ Delmar Hall

Sebastian Bach 30th Anniversary Tour @ Delmar Hall

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Performing the first record ’SKID ROW’ in it’s entirety ON SALE •  PRICE • GA $30 ADV | $35 DOS AGES • All Ages | $2 Minor Surcharge at Door TIME • Doors 7pm | Show 8pm Tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant & Ticketmaster.com

Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Friday, October 4, 2019 Hot October Nights!       ON SALE • $45 – $149+ Tickets available at LiveNation.com or the Club Fitness Box Office at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets may be subject to fees.

Rick Wakeman Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Sheldon Concert Hall

Rick Wakeman Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour @ Sheldon Concert Hall

Sunday, October 6, 2019 ON SALE • $49.50 – $69.50 TIME • Show 7:30pm Up close and personal …. The tour will “combine spellbinding piano music with side-splitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career.” A statement on the tour continues: “Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from Yes, Rick’s own solo epics…

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